Gisela Colon

 

Gisela Colon

b. 1966 Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

 

 

EDUCATION

​1987     University of Puerto Rico, B.A., magna cum laude

1986     Harry S. Truman Scholarship Congressional Award

1990     Southwestern University School of Law, J.D

 

SELECT SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019     (forthcoming) CARLOS CRUZ-DIEZ & GISELA COLON, Galerie Valerie Bach, La Patinoire Royale,
             Brussels, Belgium

             (COLON: PODS, Hilliard Art Museum, Lafayette, LA,

             GISELA COLON: THE NEW MINIMAL, GAVLAK Gallery, Palm Beach, FL

 

2018    GISELA COLON: PODS, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO

            PODS, South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings, SD

            ZONA MACO, Mexico City, Mexico, Solo Presentation @ Diane Rosenstein

            GISELA COLON: NEW SCULPTURE, Diane Rosenstein, Los Angeles, CA 
 

2017    PODS, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX

            GISELA COLON: ATMOSPHERES, McClain Gallery, Houston, TX

            PODS, Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, GA

            HYPER-MINIMAL, Diane Rosenstein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

2016    PODS, Castellani Art Museum, Niagara, NY
            PODS, International Museum of Art & Science, McAllen, TX

 

2015    PODS, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH

            PODS, ACE Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA

 

2014     COLORIMETRY, Museum of Art & History (MOAH), Lancaster, CA     

 

2013     GLO-PODS, Quint Gallery, San Diego, CA

 

2012     PODS, Museum of Art & History (MOAH), Lancaster, CA

             LARGE PODS, Nye + Brown, Los Angeles, CA

 

 

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022    (forthcoming) LIGHT, SPACE, SURFACE: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ART FROM LACMA’S COLLECTION,
             Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
             (forthcoming) The Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL

 

2021   (forthcoming) LIGHT, SPACE, SURFACE: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ART FROM LACMA’S

            COLLECTION, The Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida, October 2, 2021 – January 30, 2022

           (forthcoming) LIGHT, SPACE, SURFACE: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ART FROM LACMA’S

           COLLECTION, Frist Art Museum, Nashville, TN

 

2019   (forthcoming) CRYSTAL: VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art,
           Bentonville, AR

           (forthcoming) BRAVE NEW WORLDS: EXPLORATIONS IN SCULPTURE, Palm Springs Art Museum,

           Palm Springs, CA

          (forthcoming) PERCEPTION SHIFT, The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC, October 2019

           (forthcoming) PLASTIC ENTANGLEMENTS: ECOLOGY AESTHETICS MATERIALS, Chazen Museum    

           of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

         

           PLASTIC ENTANGLEMENTS: ECOLOGY AESTHETICS MATERIALS, Smith College
           Museum of Art, Northampton, MA

 

2018   THE BUNKER ARTSPACE: COLLECTION OF BETH RUDIN DEWOODY, New Wave Art Wknd, Palm     

           Beach, FL

           INAUGURAL GROUP EXHIBITION, GAVLAK Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida

           PLASTIC ENTANGLEMENTS: ECOLOGY AESTHETICS MATERIALS, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art,       

           University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

           RADIANT SPACE, Lesley University College of Art & Design, Cambridge, MA

           WATER AND LIGHT, Ochi Gallery, Ketchum, ID

           DALLAS ART FAIR, Dallas, Texas, McClain Gallery

           PLASTIC ENTANGLEMENTS: ECOLOGY AESTHETICS MATERIALS, Palmer Museum of Art, Penn      

           State, Pennsylvania

 

2017   CALIFORNIA DREAMING: CONTEMPORARY ART FROM THE WEISMAN FOUNDATION, Fredrick R.       

           Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA

           CALIFORNIA CONNECTIONS: SELECTIONS FROM THE MUSEUM CONTEMPORARY ART SAN      

           DIEGO (MCASD), The California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, CA

           PERMANENT COLLECTION, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

           TRANS-ANGELES: CROSSOVER EXPERIMENTATION, Neuer Kunstverein, Kunstlanding,      

           Aschaffenburg, Germany

           ON THE ROAD: AMERICAN ABSTRACTION, David Klein Gallery, Detroit, MI

 

2016   COLLECTION, Museum of Art & History, Lancaster, CA

           PAST/PRESENT/FUTURE, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

           RADIANT SPACE, McClain Gallery, Houston, TX

           MADE IN CALIFORNIA: SELECTIONS FROM THE WEISMAN FOUNDATION, Mana Contemporary, NJ
           TRANS-ANGELES: CROSSOVER EXPERIMENTATION, Chabot Museum, Rotterdam, The        

           Netherlands

 

2015   MADE IN CALIFORNIA: SELECTIONS FROM THE WEISMAN FOUNDATION, Mana Contemporary   

           @ Art Basel Miami, FL

           ATMOSPHERIC ABSTRACTION, Quint Gallery, San Diego, CA

 

2014   TRANS-ANGELES: CROSSOVER EXPERIMENTATION, Kunstmuseum Wilhelm-Morgner    

           Haus, Soest, Germany

           LIGHT & SPACE SELECTIONS, ACE Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

2013    SPECTRA, San Diego State University, Downtown Gallery, San Diego, CA

            JUBILAUMSAUSSTELLUNG, Galerie Lausberg, Düsseldorf, Germany

 

2012    SMOOTH OPERATIONS: SUBSTANCE AND SURFACE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ART, Museum of        

            Art & History, Lancaster, CA 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2018    Artnet News, “Can Palm Beach’s Progressive Art World Rebrand Itself as a Creative    

            Destination, Too?” Sarah Cascone, December 3

            Knight, Christopher, "Gisela Colon's Monolithic Mysteries and Playful Wall 'Pods',"      

            Los Angeles Times, February 25

            Miller, James H., "Private View: our Picks of February Gallery Shows," The Art   

            Newspaper, February

            Horst, Aaron "Gisela Colon at Diane Rosenstein," Contemporary Art Review LA, February

            Frank, Peter, "Gisela Colon," Artillery Magazine, February 13, 2018

            Walters, Sydney, "Experiencing Light, Gisela Colon's New Work at Diane Rosenstein Gallery,"     

            Art and Cake, February

            Pasha, Natalie, "Gisela Colon: New Sculpture," Art Now LA, February

2017    Vogel, Wendy, "W.I.T.C.H. Way: Seattle Art Fair," Artforum, Diary, August 22

             Pasori, Cedar, "10 Picks from Seattle Art Fair 2017," Interview Magazine, August 2

             T.S. Flock, "5 Fantastic Left Coast Galleries at Seattle Art Fair," Vanguard, July 31

             Glentzer, Molly, "Art Daybook: The Calming Powers of Alien Pods," Houston Chronicle, May  

             30

             Hendley-Lopez, Meghan, "Visual Vernacular: Gisela Colon," Free Press Houston, May 22

             Tennant, Donna, "Gisela Colon at McClain Gallery," Editor's Picks, Visual Art Source, May 

             Anspon, Catherine D., "Gisela Colon: Blast Off," Papercity Magazine, Houston, Texas, May

             Zellen, Jody, "Gisela Colon: "Hyper-Minimal" at Diane Rosenstein Gallery, February 23

             Robinson, Leanna, "Diane Rosenstein: Gisela Colon," Artillery Magazine, February 15

             Barrie, Lita, "Gisela Colon Interview: Kinesthetic Minimalist Sculpture @ Diane Rosenstein       

             Gallery," Huffington Post, February 6

             Philp, Hunter Drohojowska, "Gisela Colon at Diane Rosenstein," KCRW Art Talk, January 12

             Wagley, Catherine, "Deceptive Perfection," LA Weekly, January 18

2016     Hudson, Suzanne (March 2016). "Atmospheric Abstraction." Artforum 54 (7): 281–282

             Moyer, Nancy, "Artist provides geometric experience in IMAS exhibit," The Monitor, April 25,                      

             2016

             Tennant, Donna, "Radiant Space," Editor's Picks, Visual Art Source, June 2016

             Gemmell, Grace-Yvette, "Radiant Space Illuminates Houston with Flashes of the West        

             Coast's Light and Space Movement," ARTSY Editorial, June 13, 2016

             Anspon, Catherine D., "Space Race," Papercity Magazine, Houston, Texas, July 2016

             Dansby, Daneva H. (November 2016),"Gisela Colon: Light Effects," Sculpture 35 (9): 36-39  

 

2015    Gleason, Mat, "Gisela Colon at Ace Gallery: Light & Space Art Gains Content," Huffington       

            Post, January 30Biller, Steven, "Gisela Colon; Pods at Ace Gallery," Art Ltd., May/June p.25

            Philp, Hunter Drohojowska (April 2015), Gisela Colon (1st ed.) Los Angeles: Ace Gallery. ISBN      

            978-0-692-41011-0

            Bloom, Rebecca, "The Most Powerful Women in LA's Art Scene," LA Confidential, June 26

            Straus, Michael, "Ron Cooper," The Brooklyn Rail, March 5, 2015 

 

2014    New American Paintings, Pacific Coast Issue, No. 109

            Artillery, Colorimetry at MOAH, March 4, 2014

            Droste Effect, Colorimetry Uses Color as Instigator, February 25, 2014

            ArtSpace, Could Silicon Valley Be the Next Art Basel? April 12, 2014

 

COLLECTIONS

The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio

Castellani Art Museum, Niagara, New York

Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, Missouri

Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM), Grand Rapids, Michigan

Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, California

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD), San Diego, California

Museum of Art and History (MOAH), Lancaster, California

Palm Springs Art Museum (PSAM), Palm Springs, California

Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami, Florida

The Fredrick R. Weisman Foundation

The Jarl Mohn Family Foundation

The Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection

Michael Straus Foundation